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The Role of Workplace Optimism in Building Trust


Without trust extraordinary results aren’t possible. Without trust and extraordinary results workplace optimism is absent. Without workplace optimism talented people stay away from or leave companies. What’s left? Mediocre results, missed goals and unhappy people.   Workplace optimism is not a viewpoint or belief system. It’s a cultural vibe that influences a positive work experience. » Read More


Ignite Innovation In Your Team


No business will be successful unless its product, service or process is innovative on some level. Innovation is what differentiates companies within the same industry from one another.  It isn’t something that can be purchased or built, but it is something that can be encouraged and fostered within a company culture. Just because an idea » Read More


8 tips for effective employee praise

If praising employees does not come naturally to you, here are a few tips for crafting words to motivate your team…


Are You a Spoilsport or a Spirit Booster?


When your employees offer ideas, your response can make or break your organization. You don’t have time for everything. There’s a lot at stake right now, and your boss is breathing down your neck. Your employee raises an idea in the staff meeting. You tried that idea once before. Five years ago. It was a dismal » Read More


Surrounding with the Right People

Rallying the Troops - Organization Chart

Hiring people with different skillsets to help strengthen your team is important, it is equally important that you create your own inner circle that can collectively help everyone in your inner circle. By doing so, you can enable others and help them help you achieve your goal.    As you go through your career, keep an » Read More


10 Management Lessons from Dragon Army

Business insights can come from unexpected places, including children’s literature. Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card paints a marvelous portrait of people management, vividly contrasting what motivates and what demoralizes, and what creates excellence versus lackluster results.


4 Tips to Engage New Recruits


Starting a new job presents a mix of emotions.  New opportunities, people, responsibilities and tasks always get the blood flowing on the first day.  At the same time, going through so much change so quickly without a familiar face to rely on can be overwhelming for some people. While the first day is a pivotal » Read More


Leading Change – It’s Not About You


A certain supervisor was assigned to a larger territory as a promotion for the job he had been doing. His biggest challenge was to help the largest flagship restaurant fully develop their concept and start to make headway on service, quality, and revenue. This store had a staff that was proud of their status. They » Read More


On Leading Horses Who Don’t Know They Are Thirsty to Water

One Drop of Water | Lead Change Group

There is an adage that goes, “Authority is the last resort of the inept and frustrated.” Parents who have found themselves relying on “…Because I said so” to direct a reluctant child know the total truth of that adage. When rank becomes the only means of ensuring compliance, one has long lost the battle to » Read More


The Resiliency of Wishing Them Well

Here there be haters. It’s unavoidable. It’s inevitable. It’s sadly undeniable when it happens, because it will. You may love what you do, and love many with which you do it, and where you do it, but at some point there be haters, especially when you’re succeeding. What’s next? Read More

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